Butch Ellis http://apr.org en Ala. County At Heart Of Voting Rights Case Pleased http://apr.org/post/ala-county-heart-voting-rights-case-pleased <p>The Alabama county at the center of the Supreme Court's decision on voting rights is praising the decision.</p><p>Shelby County attorney Butch Ellis says the ruling Tuesday will save local and state governments time and money without hurting the cause of voting equality.</p><p>Ellis says he's "elated" with the ruling, in which the court said a key part of the law is invalid until it's updated by Congress.</p><p>The justices set aside a part of the landmark law that requires federal approval for changes to election practices in the South and some other areas.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:03:38 +0000 The Associated Press 33011 at http://apr.org Ala. County At Heart Of Voting Rights Case Pleased